Privacy and Cookie Policy

The privacy of our visitors to Vehicle Electronics Magazine is important to us.

At Vehicle Electronics Magazine we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit Vehicle Electronics Magazine, and how we safeguard your information.  We never sell your personal information to third parties.

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Vehicle Electronics Magazine only collects the most basic personal data that we need to fulfil our commitment to email the magazine to subscribers. This falls under the lawful use of being necessary and essential to the business of creating Vehicle Electronics Magazine and sending it to its subscribers. The data are not used for any other purposes.

Consent has been obtained by the subscribers’ own action in registering on the web site to receive the digital magazine by email. In some cases, the consent has originated by subscribers giving their details to the editor or writers on the magazine.

We fully comply with the rights enshrined in the regulation:

  1. Right to be informed, that we have these data visible each month when the magazine is sent to subscribers. Each mailing will contain a link to this page.
  2. Right of access. We will provide all the data we have on an individual to that individual on request. An email to the editor or the webmaster will be sufficient, and the data will be provided within seven days, usually much quicker.
  3. Right to rectification, if there is a problem with an individual’s data we will remedy it before the next use (usually the next mailing of the magazine within a month). An email to the editor or the webmaster will be sufficient.
  4. Right of erasure and the right to be forgotten. At Vehicle Electronics Magazine they are the same, if a subscriber asks to be unsubscribed any history (only that they were sent a mailing) will also be deleted. We will retain not even those data after deletion.
  5. Right to restrict processing and right to object. As the only processing is to send the magazine email to subscribers then these rights are the equivalent of right of erasure and right to be forgotten.
  6. Right to data portability. Vehicle Electronics Magazine does not share personal data with any other processors other than the service we use for sending out the magazine email. Those data are updated for each month’s processing run with all unsubscribed, bounced and otherwise deleted records removed. Our emailing service is GDPR compliant and does not use our data for any purposes other than our email run.

If requested by the subscriber, using their registered email address, we will provide the data we have available to a third party. However we hold such little data it will usually be quicker and easier for the subscriber to send them to the third party directly (see data fields below).

It should be noted we do not use any automated profiling based on the data we have. Although we have no current plans to do so, we may send a region or country specific magazine, or include such information in the magazine email, to subscribers based on their registered home country.

The data we hold are very limited and consist only of the following data items:

  • Name
  • Job Title
  • Company
  • Email address
  • Country
  • Whether active (redundant – we only hold active records)
  • Date record created

 

Contacts for deletion, correction or data requests or to understand our policy in more detail:

See more contact details at https://vehicle-electronics.biz/content/contact-us

Log Files

As with most other web sites, we collect and use the data contained in log files.  The information in the log files includes your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site.  This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums. This enables the site to work smoothly and enables us to see how users (anonymously) use the site to inform improvements.

We also use third party advertisements on Vehicle Electronics Magazine to support our site.  Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense programme) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site and, in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.  This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

DoubleClick Dart cookies

We also may use Dart cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements).  This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”).  The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history. For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey.  Dart uses “non personally identifiable information”.  It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.  You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programmes such as Norton Internet Security.  However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other web sites.  This could include the inability to login to services or programmes, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising programme.  Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

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